Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Happy Autumn GNW Region Members!
I don’t know about you, but September felt more like summer than summer did! The only way to tell it wasn’t summer was the startup of college football. Now we are entering October and it really is starting to feel like fall. Not only are there pumpkins in the stores (and my garden!) there is the ARMA Conference coming up soon.
I hope some of you will be able to make it to ARMA International’s 56th Conference & Expo being held October 17-19, 2011, at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland, just minutes outside of Washington, D.C. If you are planning on attending please don’t forget the Welcome Reception on Sunday October 16th from 5 to 7. It’s a great way to see who is there from our region. Marc will be in attendance and will be scouting out possible locations for a no host lunch one day during the conference. Keep an eye out on the bulletin board for information. And be sure to attend the candidates forum on Tuesday, it’s a great way to get informed on ARMA elections. I’ve gone to them the past few years and it really does help to put a face to the name when casting your ballot! Safe travels to everyone flying to DC.
But if DC isn’t in your travel plans next month, we have another conference opportunity coming in March. As you know every other year the Great Northwest Region holds an
educational conference. In 2012 our conference will be in Boise, Idaho! The Boise Valley Chapter is lining up some fantastic speakers and there are sessions being planned for all ranges (basic, intermediate and advanced RIM). Since many of your members need to start getting budget requests in, we want to provide you with some preliminary costs for the conference. The dates will be March 12-13, 2012. Early registration will be $299 for ARMA members (late registration will be $349). An ICRM workshop will also be presented on March 14th for a cost of $150 (for workshop only) or an additional $100 on the registration fee if you are attending the full conference. Some additional activities are also being planned. Look for more information in your e/mailbox soon!
One last thing, in Marc’s September message he mentioned the ARMA Ball of Goodness. Throughout the year we’re asking you to send in “Who Done It?”, let us know what accomplishment you had for the month, meeting, etc. Each month we will award the ARMA Ball of Goodness to one chapter. For September the ARMA Ball of Goodness goes to………Puget Sound! Congrats to Puget Sound for their 35th anniversary! The Chapter invited as many Past presidents as possible to their kick off meeting in September. Eight past presidents were in attendance and the chapter treated them to dinner in appreciation of all they have done. Be sure to send Marc or me your chapters “Who Done It?” for October.
And one last note, last year in one of my Region messages I wrote about the deer that had been in our neighborhood and the changes we had seen in it throughout the summer. We haven’t seen that particular deer in a while (I think he headed for the hills once school started up), but we did have another deer visit us this year and the kids were once again very excited to see it. They didn’t want to pick the vegetables from the garden so they could have the deer come by and eat them (that way they could see her more often or perhaps it was a clever way to get out of eating their vegies). Nice to see that even in today’s rapidly changing world, the simplest things are still appreciated.
Friday, September 23, 2011
October is Archives Month across the country and here in the Puget Sound, there are celebrations being offered for free, such as educational workshops and informational fairs to let the public know who archivists are, what they do, and what types of materials and repositories there are in the area.
The theme of Washington State Archives Month is “Fairs and Festivals,” and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a fair of our own, or even better, two fairs.
To find out more details go to: ARCHIVES FAIR, WORKSHOPS, & EVENTS INFORMATION
For quick reference:
October 5, Puget Sound Archives Fair, at the Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave., 10th floor) from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.
October 5, Lecture “Burying the Treasure: Collection Materials for Future Fairs and Festivals” at the Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave., 10th floor) at noon. Admission is FREE.
October 29, Basics of Historical Research Workshop-- A Practical, One-Day Workshop for Students, Teachers, Local Heritage Volunteers and Family Researchers who are not Trained Historians or Genealogists, at Washington State Archives – Puget Sound Regional Branch, Pritchard-Fleming Building, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Rm N-201, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484. Time: 9:00- noon. Admission: Free, but please register by October 10, firstname.lastname@example.org (360-586-0219)
Our programs are hosted in downtown Seattle, Everett and Mt. Vernon.
If you would like a brochure mailed to you, please contact me at Andrea Bettger with your name and mail address. You can use this brochure to request time away from the office to your supervisor or manager.
I hope to see you at our next educational event, October 6, noon - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Date: Tuesday September 20, 2011
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm; wine and appetizers
Location: Foster Pepper 1111 Third Ave, Floor 30
Program Title: 2011-2012 Kickoff and How to Train your Non-Records Management Staff
Description: Join us in for our 2011-2012 kickoff program; an opportunity for us to meet and greet another at the start of another great year. Current Greater Seattle Chapter President, Andrew SanAgustin and Past President, Andrea Bettger will discuss training non-records management staff and provide tips and insight into how you can make these trainings successful.
In 2002, Andrea Bettger began working for City of Seattle as the Records Analyst. She has over eleven years experience working with archives and records management in several different types institutions: Oregon Historical Society, Lummi Indian Business Council, and City of Portland. Ms. Bettger is a very active member of the ARMA, International, she is currently serving as the past president and Webmaster of the Greater Seattle Chapter. For the 2006 and 2010 Great Northwest Region Conferences, she served as the local arrangements chair. She has presented at several regional events such as 1999 Northwest Archivist Conference, 2005 and 2009 to the Puget Sound Chapter, and 2008 Great Northwest Region Conference. Ms. Bettger has been involved with the Northwest Archivists and Society of American Archivists in the past. She also serves as the president of the Seattle Opera’s BRAVO! Club. Ms. Bettger has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Portland State University, and Masters in history with emphasis in Archives and Records Management from Western Washington University.
Andrew SanAgustin has been a RIM professional for 20 years. He began his career in Washington DC, where he attended the University of Maryland. His experience spans various industries with a specialty in law firm Records/Conflicts Management. He is the president of the Greater Seattle Chapter of ARMA, is an instructor at the UW Continued Education Program, and spearheads the Seattle LISG group. Andrew has written several published articles and regularly speaks on the topic of Records and Conflicts Management.
Register. Please register NO LATER THAN September 19th http://www.armaseattle.org/events.htm#Registration_Form_
Directions: Foster Pepper is located in the main business core of downtown Seattle. Located on Third Ave. between Spring and Seneca. Parking is available in the basement of the building for cost.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
2011 MER Conference Sessions Now Available Online!
Thanks to our special partnership with The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER), ARMA International, in association with RIM On Demand, is able to bring relevant, focused MER content to you – all from the convenience of ARMA International’s website. If you were unable to attend the MER Conference in person, this is a great opportunity to create your own personal conference!
Video and slides for all 26 sessions from the MER 2011 Conference, which were focused on the legal, technical, and operational issues associated with the life cycle management of electronic records, are available now at www.arma.org/RIMonDemand.
You should check out these offerings to ARMA members!
Past President-Greater Seattle Chapter